New York & Los Angeles, April 4, 2017 – New York City-based Art + Technology company The-Artery, which is comprised of some of the most talented and award-winning digital artists from around the world, is expanding its operations into Los Angeles. Concurrently, the creative studio has named industry veteran Karin Levinson as its Head of Features and Television Content. Levinson will helm the new LA office, and will spearhead new business initiatives across the mediums of Film, Television, Advertising, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality.
The-Artery has recently produced visual effects for several feature film and television projects. These include Netflix’s thriller film “The Discovery,” starring Robert Redford, Jason Segal and Rooney Mara; the critically acclaimed feature film “Norman,” starring Richard Gere; the Netflix series “The Get Down,” and Showtime’s hit series “Billions.” Recently, the company has also produced visual effects for advertising campaigns promoting Allegra and IZOD; visual effects featured within the television promotion of the Broadway show “Anastasia;” visual content for the VMA Awards; and creating Social Content for Pepsi.
In addition, The-Artery’s recently launched Experiential Division creates transformative and immersive experiences for a diverse range of global brands. To date, these experiences have included projects for Cartier/Fifth Avenue, New York; TOPSHOP, Soho, New York; the Tel Aviv Museum; the Bolshoi Theatre in Moscow; Radio City Music Hall’s legendary Rockettes; and the Expo Milan 2015, among others. The-Artery also enjoys a special artistic collaboration with acclaimed video artist Ronen Sharabani, a 2006 Cannes Gold Lion winner. This collaboration develops and presents innovative and original Video Content and Virtual Reality to museums, art galleries, and other special location-based artistic venues around the world.
Regarding the launch of their new LA Office and the hiring of Karin Levinson, Deborah Sullivan, EP and Managing Director for The-Artery, said, “We are thrilled to have Karin on our team, and to have the capacity and capability to expand into LA, where so many of our clients, and potential clients, are based. Karin has a fantastic network across film, television, advertising, digital technologies and social media. Her relationships and work experience provide us a strong position to broaden our foothold within the entertainment industry, and to heighten our brand’s visibility.”
Adds Karin Levinson, “I’m thrilled to be a part of The-Artery given the company’s internal talent and broad range of creative and technical capabilities. The creative studio provides a high-end, full-service approach to creating content across all platforms.”
ABOUT KARIN LEVINSON:
Karin Levinson brings a unique and diverse background to The-Artery. Prior to joining the creative studio, she served as the VP of Marketing and Content Development at Eclipse, an entertainment advertising agency. She was also the Director of Marketing and New Business Development at the award-winning entertainment advertising agency Ant Farm.
Earlier, Levinson had been the EVP, Features & Television, at Artemple – Hollywood, during which time she worked on HBO’s series “Vinyl,” the Warner Bros. film “Entourage,” New Line Cinema’s film “War Dogs,” and Fox Sports Weather-Controlled Digital Billboards Content for FIFA Women’s World Cup as Artemple’s Executive Producer.
Levinson also worked for several years at the prominent visual effects house Gravity (formerly RhinoFX) as the company’s EVP, Features and Television and Executive Producer. While there, she was responsible for procuring VFX work on such feature films as “Crazy, Stupid, Love,” “Tower Heist,” ”The Adjustment Bureau,” “Begin Again,” “Salt,” “The Other Guys,” “Arthur,” “Ghost Town,” “The Reader,” “I Love You Phillip Morris,” and “The Nanny Dairies,” among many others.
Prior to that post, Levinson served as the Executive Producer and VFX Producer at Black Box Digital, which was noted for its groundbreaking design on Steven Spielberg's “Minority Report" and "A.I." While at Black Box Digital, she was also involved with such films as “Mr. & Mrs. Smith,” “Hellboy,” “Domino,” “The Island,” “National Treasure,” “After The Sunset,” and “Bee Season.”
Earlier in her career as an independent producer, Levinson produced the HBO feature documentary “Let Me In - I Hear Laughter” (A Salute to the Friars Club). After getting her start as an apprentice film editor on New Line Cinema’s “The Mask,” Levinson also worked at both Amblin Entertainment and DreamWorks SKG for several years.
Based in New York City and Los Angeles, The-Artery is a highly regarded Art +Technology creative studio that develops unique and compelling visual content across all platforms. The company has established partnerships with iconic brands, advertising agencies, and entertainment studios to create high profile and compelling visual content for feature films, episodic, commercials, music videos and art installations.
Utilizing breakthrough technologies, The-Artery’s uniquely talented, curated teams -- which include its Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality unit and its Experiential arm -- also create stunning VR content, experiential brand events, and 360-degree experiences for clients around the globe. The-Artery offers custom-tailored A-teams and production pipelines, focused solely on efficiently achieving outstanding results.
With its global perspective, top-tier talent, latest technologies and unlimited creative capabilities, The-Artery has the proven expertise to efficiently deliver extraordinary content, branding, and multimedia experiences, on a global scale.
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